A Walk Through Martinsburg WV

acrylic painting, Maryland Artist, Meredith Osterman Art, travel

I visited a friend in West Virginia a few months ago.  I was thinking about what I wanted to do for a new series.  We walked around her town and I took pictures of the streets, the second hand shops, and her house.  I was looking at my photos when I got back home and this street scene is one that struck me.  The scene was in a very different place then where I’ve been but it was also very familiar.

 

Santa Fe all the Way

doodle, scrap book, sketch book, travel

Hey!  Just got back from a great trip to Santa Fe.  I saw the currents new media main exhibit, meow wolf, a band that I really like and was not expecting to see, and tried a number of coffee shops and bars with my friend Ben.  Santa Fe was definitely worth the trip.  I’ve only included a few images from my sketch book here, a photo of the concert my friend and I were at, and then some photos of installations from Meow Wolf. I’ve got to say that airports are great places to draw in.  Enjoy!

 

In Memory Of

Meredith's poetry, travel

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Something That Must Be Shared

When light shines, it expands

I have seen it wash over dark places

I have seen things go from silhouettes to full blown colors

So bright and expressive that my mind and heart burst

I could not contain sunlight, only reflect it

Something that must be shared

Like love and laughter

Like tears and sadness

Something that illuminates how we’re human

(Dedicated to Joanne Osterman)

Hawaii

Meredith's poetry, travel

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Helicopter ride in Kauai

The Pacific

The Pacific Ocean has no memories

But I remember it

Large and blue and beautiful

It filled my eyes

So deep and fierce at green beaches

It threatened to pull me under

At other places it was calmer

Monk seals and sea turtles taking naps

And then from above It moved and changed

I watched its waves go from aqua to black

The Pacific Ocean has no memories

For a time I thought there was nothing else

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Green beach Hawaii